Import-export turnover through HCM City ports rises 15%

VOV.VN - The total import - export turnover of goods through Ho Chi Minh City’s ports reached US$35.3 billion in the first quarter of this year, up 14.9% over the same period in 2021.

Statistics from the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department show that the export turnover alone hit US$19.4, up 8.4% year on year.

Notably, seafood products raked in US$0.99 billion, up 90.4%, rice fetched US$0.56 billion, up 16.7%, and textiles and garments brought back US$1.33 billion, up 54.7%.

Computers, equipment and accessories topped export items in value, registering US$4.73 billion, up 15.1%.

Meanwhile, businesses spent US$1.28 billion on importing petroleum products in the first quarter, a year-on-year rise of 64.1%, US$2.06 billion on machinery and equipment, up 30.4%, US$0.78 billion on iron and steel, up 36.8%, US$5.18 billion on computers and accessories, up 35.7%.

Overall, businesses imported US$19.43 billion worth of goods through Ho Chi Minh City’s ports in the past three months.

As of March 31, the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department contributed VND32.7 trillion to the State budget, representing 28.1% of the yearly plan.